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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Massachusetts New Homes with ENERGY STAR   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/17/2012
Program Overview:
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction
Amount:Varies depending on type of housing (single or multi-family) and level achieved
Maximum Incentive:$8,000
Funding Source:Energy Efficiency Fund (Public Benefits Fund)
Expiration Date:12/2013
Web Site: http://www.masssave.com/residential/building-a-house-or-addition/...
Summary:

Program Incentives may change in 2013; contact the program administrators to confirm.

In Massachusetts, home builders constructing new homes in territories of sponsoring utilities and energy efficiency service providers* can receive up to $8,000 in incentives for building a home more efficient than the typical Massachusetts home.

The incentives offered in the Massachusetts program vary depending on the Tier level achieved and the type of housing. The incentives listed here are for single-family (detached or up to 4-attached units) homes. For the multi-family incentives, see the MassSave website at www.masssave.com.

Tier I: $750
Tier II: $1,250
Tier III: $8,000

To achieve the maximum rebate, the home must demonstrate at least a 45% improvement over the baseline Massachusetts home and meet sections 3 and 5 of the ENERGY STAR Thermal Enclosure System Rater Checklist. In addition, all participating homes regardless of the level achieved are eligible to receive free compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) for hard-wired screw-based sockets in the home.

Building an ENERGY STAR qualified home is encouraged, but not required in order to earn rebates.

To participate and become eligible for the incentives, the home builder must first contact the program. They also must select and work with a Home Energy Rating Service (HERS) Rater. Once the builder has selected and met with the HERS Rater, the builder can apply to the program. A reservation for incentives is made. Once the home has been built and met the qualifications as determined by the final HERS Rater inspection, the rebate payment will be processed.

*Sponsoring utilities, that support the program through rate-payer collected funds, include Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, National Grid, NSTAR Electric and Gas, New England Gas Company, Western Massachusetts Electric.

 

 

 


 
Contact:
  Massachusetts New Home ENERGY STAR Info
ICF International
33 Hayden Avenue
3rd Floor
Lexington, MA 02421
Phone: (800) 628-8413
E-Mail: massenergystarhomes@icfi.com
Web Site: http://www.massenergystarhomes.com/
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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